10 home and natural remedies to eliminate mosquitoes, wasps and other insect

All the talking points between now and September revolve around the same thing every time I meet a friend: the holidays.
Where you’ll go? How much do you need? And where you go, are there mosquitoes?

In some parts of the interior we are fortunate not to live with them on a daily basis. But as we get closer to wetter or mountainous environments , these unwanted travel companions are one of the hindrances of each vacation period.

As you know, I am not a friend of chemical solutions , which, just as they attack those poor little animals with everything, also put our own health at risk.

That is why today we have to remember some of the best natural remedies to scare away annoying insects both in our own home and in any home we rent to enjoy our getaways or long trips at any time of the year.

Take note and enjoy the eco-friendly solutions that nature puts at our disposal

1. Eucalyptus oil

This powerful repellent and anti-inflammatory, applied directly to uncovered areas of the skin, will keep flying nuisance away.

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You can also mix it with your shampoo and your moisturizer to reinforce and prolong its deterrent effect over time.

Another possibility, in addition to spraying its oil on your skin and on other nearby surfaces to create aromatic barriers, is to decorate your home with eucalyptus leaves and let their vapors dissipate on their own. learn also Get Rid of Mosquitoes tips

2. Apple cider vinegar

HomeServe Home Experts Give You Eco Sustainable Home Remedies To Repel Flies, Mosquitoes And Other Annoying Insects Around Your Home Or On Vacation

Its strong and penetrating smell is unpleasant for insects, preventing them from entering areas where you do not want to see them or in paint.

You only need to mix a part of apple cider vinegar and another of water in a spray container, and spread its essence in key places in the house, such as entrances (doors and windows) and wherever the aerial invaders are bothering you the most.

3. Laurel

HomeServe Home Experts Give You Eco Sustainable Home Remedies To Repel Flies, Mosquitoes And Other Annoying Insects Around Your Home Or On Vacation

An infusion created with 20 drops of bay leaf essential oil and a quarter cup of water in a spray bottle will help keep flies away from any domestic space. Crushing bay leaves and placing them at strategic points in the rooms (you can even place bowls of them in closets or next to beds) will also have an immediate effect.

4. Citrus fruits

Take advantage of the peels of the oranges and lemons that you eat to chop their skins well and place them in small plates throughout the house, wherever you want to make it difficult for mosquitoes.

5. Rosemary and mint for the wasps

HomeServe Home Experts Give You Eco Sustainable Home Remedies To Repel Flies, Mosquitoes And Other Annoying Insects Around Your Home Or On Vacation

Place freshly cut bouquets of these aromatic species to repel dangerous wasps from those areas where you do not want them to circulate.

6. Mites, great water leak detectors

HomeServe Home Experts Give You Eco Sustainable Home Remedies To Repel Flies, Mosquitoes And Other Annoying Insects Around Your Home Or On Vacation

They do especially well in very humid environments. So much so, that if you detect a problem with them in your house, it may be something bigger and that implies a leak in the water circuit of your home.

7. Cinnamon, cloves and crushed dried mint for the ants

HomeServe Home Experts Give You Eco Sustainable Home Remedies To Repel Flies, Mosquitoes And Other Annoying Insects Around Your Home Or On Vacation

This will make them not want to haunt the areas that you treat with this solution. In addition, clean with water and white vinegar the parts where you have seen them transit, to eliminate the traces of paths marked towards the food that have taken them there.

8. Lavender, the superhero against insects

HomeServe Home Experts Give You Eco Sustainable Home Remedies To Repel Flies, Mosquitoes And Other Annoying Insects Around Your Home Or On Vacation

Its spectacular aroma for us humans is torture for insects. That is why you should fill several bags of lavender and distribute them throughout the house, putting special effort in areas such as closets, places with food and places of recreation, such as sofas and beds.

9. Fans

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Nothing is more annoying for a flying insect than drafts. Generate them in your home, and you will see how they flee from your spaces towards the tranquility of the outside. You can do this by opening a current between two open windows in the house, or with the help of fans (the ceiling fans will provide you with freshness and this bodyguard service against mosquitoes, all in one).

10. And, above all, a lot of hygiene

HomeServe Home Experts Give You Eco Sustainable Home Remedies To Repel Flies, Mosquitoes And Other Annoying Insects Around Your Home Or On Vacation

Mosquitoes take advantage of humid spaces to reproduce. Therefore, attack the root problem and do not allow water and dirt to accumulate in some places in your house or garden, such as gutters, garbage containers, sewer covers, etc.

Change the birdbath at least once a week so that they also do not use this water surface as a base of operations, and pierce the bottom of places that accumulate garbage and water to avoid stagnation.

Susan Mcatee

A good housekeeper, sharing content for people of all ages interested in turning home, cooking, cleaning, and gardening inspiration into action. Love to write tips and tricks as well as life hacks related article and share online.

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